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China and Japan on the brink of Third World War as World holds its breath

By Shaun Gibson, published on Mar 3, 2014

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As China flexes its military might, with huge increases in defence spending and increasingly assertive patrols in disputed territories, Japan has compared the tensions to those between England and Germany before the First World WaSo far it has been a war of words. However, historian Niall Ferguson has warned that US President Barack Obama’s policy of non-intervention, or, as he puts it, his being “resolved only to avoid being George W Bush”, also resembles the incoherent foreign policies of British Liberals a century ago before the First World War. Against this background, a... (more)

Tags: france, israel, china, japan, obama, politics, usa, asia, military, great war, japanese prime minister shinzo abe, middle-east, niall ferguson, president barack obama, prime minist

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